Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Will You Trust?
1 Peter 5:6-7
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
You can have what you want, but not right now. ~Ruth M.
Do you ever catch yourself wishing and praying for a desire you have in your heart? Enduring endless entreaties to God that seem to fall on deaf ears? Does the disappointment suddenly become a point of discouragement and hopelessness?
Or are you willing to trust in God's timing for an answer?
I love the story a dear friend, Ruth, shares with me, when years ago, she addresses the wants and longings of a much younger woman, Carol, who is feeling frustrated that all her hopes seems thwarted and denied. Wisely, Ruth speaks the words quoted above. For Carol, this becomes the turning point in how she views her situation.
In short, it changes her life.
Carol no longer lingers on the false premise of immediate gratification. Instead, she sets her sights on the future, trusting and working in faith to realize her dreams.
Happy and expectant.
Holding the Lord close to her heart.
Knowing He cares for her and about her.
Isn't that all that matters?
Keeping ourselves humble, the Lord will lift us up in due time.
Maybe, not right now.
But He will.
And He does.
Will you trust?
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